God-dess Art of Ancient Greece —
Artemis was the virgin moon goddess of the hunt, wild animals, healing, chastity, fertility, and childbirth.
At the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the original Seven Wonders of the World,
She was worshipped as a Mother Goddess,
a sign of Her boundless capacity to nourish life.
Maternal depictions of the Goddess are common throughout the ancient world, as a way of honoring Her life-giving Nature.
Artemis became known as Diana in the Roman pantheon.